Last week, we explained what’s going on with AB5 and how it could turn us all into employees, but there’s a long way to go before that bill is finalized. In the meantime, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at what life could be like if we do all become employees. Today, RSG contributor Sergio Avedian walks us through what life could be like as an Uber/Lyft employee, plus examines other companies that have transitioned their workers from IC to employee.
Editor’s Note: We originally published this post last year but have updated it with current examples and information.
It’s Monday morning and I’m up early to drive. After brushing my teeth, I put my Uber collared shirt on and my Uber cap. I am ready to get on the road with cell phone in hand. As of today, I am an employee for Uber ready for my morning rush hour shift, I will be a Lyft employee for the evening rush hour shift. I have my Lyft t-shirt and hat in the trunk. The night before I picked my time slot and was warned to turn my app on exactly when I was told to do so. As a part time driver, morning rush hour fits my schedule.